From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22 is a cartoon written by Chris Magalhaes (along with DuckTales 2017's normal team of writers) and directed by Tanner Johnson. It features Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck, Webby Vanderquack, Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, Bentina Beakley, Johnny and Randy, and, in their debut, Black Heron, the Troub-Bubble, the Robot Guards, and the series' version of the Gummi Bears, Ludwig von Drake, F.O.W.L. and S.H.U.S.H.. A unicorn captured by Scrooge is also mentioned.
Dewey Duck has succeeded in roping his brothers into a made-up holiday — "Only Child Day", where they can each pretend to be an only child. From Huey Duck, who, down two partners for the Junior Woodchucks Three-Man Cookout, ends up recruiting two Beagle Boys, to Dewey whose attempt at filming a mock late-night talk show ends in a drone attack, to Louie Duck who incites the ire of of psychotic heir Doofus Drake… chaos predictably ensues.
Behind the scenes Edit
From the Confidential Casefiles of the Agent 22, the 17th episode of DuckTales 2017, was released on the 7th of July, 2018.
The film contains numerous allusions to 1960's spy fiction. For instance, the younger Scrooge McDuck's costume resembles John Steed, the Troub-Bubble is based on Rover from The Prisoner, and Black Heron's appearance and lair are akin to a James Bond villain. Dominic Lewis's score for the episode pastiches John Barry's famous James Bond scores.
According to Francisco Angones, Confidential Casefiles shares a direct story connection with the previous episode, Day of the Only Child: Black Heron's suspiciously successful entry into McDuck Manor was enabled by the fact that Scrooge's security drone was still disabled from the damage Webby dealt to it in Only Child.